How many Christian conferences have we attended where when we leave, we are the same as when we arrived. How many nice camp meetings we attend are just…nice. We go back to normal life unchanged. Well friends, we are now in a critical time that requires more than…just the same. We need, really need, the power and presence of the Holy Spirit of God to shake us. We need the Holy Spirit and fire to accomplish what Almighty God expects in these last days.
When the early Christians were told by their religious leaders to cease and desist the preaching and power of and by the name of Jesus, they were faced with real life consequences if they disobeyed. They met together and this is what they prayed:
“Give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word. Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.” (Acts 4:29-31)
May we, the last Christians, go back and seek the boldness and power of the Holy Spirit that was granted the first Christians. – gene